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  Topic: Trick for securing Vanagon Westy rear table?
ledogboy

Replies: 31
Views: 4350

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:51 pm   Subject: Re: Trick for securing Vanagon Westy rear table?
I give the knob a firm twist with my jar opening right hand and the smaller table stays in place. The circumference of the post where the bolt contacts it has become rough but thereís no hint of a dee ...
  Topic: The "great-life-lesson-on-limits-and-not-cheapening-out" Syncro
ledogboy

Replies: 114
Views: 7320

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:59 am   Subject: Re: The "great-life-lesson-on-limits-and-not-cheapening-out" Syncro
Maybe investigate one of the short shift kits?

http://t3technique.com/accessories/miscellaneous-accessories,-shirts,-etc/296.html

It has been a long time since I had a CW transmission, but I ...
  Topic: 3 corner windshield seal rust repair
ledogboy

Replies: 46
Views: 2365

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Jul 25, 2020 8:26 pm   Subject: Re: 3 corner windshield seal rust repair
Itís hard to tell from your picture (and my phone screen) but are you sure you are seeing surface rust in the pillar? I have seen a sort of waxy material that looks to be factory inside some of my pan ...
  Topic: The "great-life-lesson-on-limits-and-not-cheapening-out" Syncro
ledogboy

Replies: 114
Views: 7320

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Jul 25, 2020 2:39 pm   Subject: Re: The "great-life-lesson-on-limits-and-not-cheapening-out" Syncro
Have you asked the vendor/ manufacturer for guidance?
  Topic: Painting two tone
ledogboy

Replies: 2
Views: 117

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Jul 25, 2020 11:21 am   Subject: Re: Painting two tone
Rad video! Thanks so much, Kamz, that is a big help.
  Topic: Painting two tone
ledogboy

Replies: 2
Views: 117

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Jul 25, 2020 10:25 am   Subject: Painting two tone
Hey all-

I am in the process of giving my van a two tone paint job (well... three, if you count the stripe at the belt line). I am wondering where the paint was broken up on the interior of the doo ...
  Topic: Official Vanagon acronyms, meanings, etc.
ledogboy

Replies: 25
Views: 775

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Jul 23, 2020 9:16 pm   Subject: Re: Official Vanagon acronyms, meanings, etc.
I sorta miss YAECT: yet another engine conversion thread. That used to be a real thing around these parts...
  Topic: Rocky Mountain Westy Bumpers
ledogboy

Replies: 41
Views: 11978

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2020 1:25 pm   Subject: Re: Rocky Mountain Westy Bumpers
I love mine, wouldnít trade them for anything else currently available.
  Topic: Three piece windshield rust repair
ledogboy

Replies: 0
Views: 136

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Jul 17, 2020 10:43 pm   Subject: Three piece windshield rust repair
Hey all-

I picked up the three piece windshield rust repair set from Van Cafe (https://www.vancafe.com/9557260-p/9557260.htm) to deal with some holes on the lower frame of my windshield. I had want ...
  Topic: LiFePO4 Batteries: Discussion Thread
ledogboy

Replies: 39
Views: 1441

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Jul 11, 2020 7:46 am   Subject: Re: LiFePO4 Batteries: Discussion Thread

Currently my aux battery is under rear bench seat and it kills me wasting that easily accessible room.


Totally agree. While I wouldnít want to be without the storage capacity I currently have u ...
  Topic: Right side face panel replacement on Westfalia kitchen
ledogboy

Replies: 4
Views: 151

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Jul 05, 2020 4:37 pm   Subject: Re: Right side face panel replacement on Westfalia kitchen
...I will glue tooth picks into the hole...

Wood matchsticks also work fine.

Makes me think of my band touring days, using shredded pieces of drumsticks as filler for stripped guitar strap locks ...
  Topic: New Record? 120 usable Amp Hours under Driver's seat
ledogboy

Replies: 127
Views: 8936

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:23 pm   Subject: Re: New Record? 120 usable Amp Hours under Driver's seat
It doesn't sounds like you are a very heavy user - I bet you'd be fine with 200w solar OR Renogy 20A DC/DC.

I might put a 50W panel ontop of my rocketbox for 150W total.
But a goal is to leave the ...
  Topic: Help with A/C Decisions
ledogboy

Replies: 18
Views: 681

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:34 am   Subject: Re: Help with A/C Decisions
Awesome- many thanks! I likely never paid attention to your past recommendations thinking I would never live down here. Life is chock full of curveballs.... Laughing
  Topic: Help with A/C Decisions
ledogboy

Replies: 18
Views: 681

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Jun 27, 2020 10:46 pm   Subject: Re: Help with A/C Decisions
Hey Jim-

Do you mind sharing the shop you used? I am new to SoCal (after a lifetime in SF) and need to deal with my AC. As encouraging as some of the A/C threads are, it still feels like a black ar ...
  Topic: Is this a mouse nest or AC insulation?
ledogboy

Replies: 13
Views: 470

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 8:13 pm   Subject: Re: IS this a mouse nest or AC insulation?
Shocked
Or maybe raccoon? Yowsa.
  Topic: 12 volt power port
ledogboy

Replies: 9
Views: 210

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Jun 23, 2020 8:32 am   Subject: Re: 12 volt power port
I am going to install one of these when I redo my house electric in a couple weeks:

https://www.vanagonlife.com/vanagonshop/vents

Should make for an easy place to plug in some awning lights.
  Topic: Need More Legroom, Westfalia Cabinet Alterations?
ledogboy

Replies: 13
Views: 433

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Jun 17, 2020 8:52 am   Subject: Re: Need More Legroom, Westfalia Cabinet Alterations?
As mentioned previously, if you havenít already purchased the van, take a long look at a non-camper model that you could convert to with custom cabinetry that would give you the space you need. Rhino ...
  Topic: Vanagon body panel removal and installation you tube video
ledogboy

Replies: 5
Views: 184

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Jun 16, 2020 11:09 pm   Subject: Re: Vanagon body panel removal and installation you tube video
Cip1, it is a Klokkerholm panel. Iím pretty pleased with the quality and fit, it took only minor (and expected) massaging to mate up with itís surroundings.

*edited for clarity*
  Topic: Vanagon body panel removal and installation you tube video
ledogboy

Replies: 5
Views: 184

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Jun 16, 2020 10:59 pm   Subject: Re: Vanagon body panel removal and installation you tube video
I just used Benís example to help me figure out how to replace a damaged, rusty quarter panel (http://www.benplace.com/panel1.htm). I have never done any body work in my life, but have been using the ...
  Topic: Annual Baja Rally ~ Feb. 5, 2020
ledogboy

Replies: 424
Views: 41501

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Jun 12, 2020 10:38 pm   Subject: Re: Annual Baja Rally ~ Feb. 5, 2020
I really wanted to make it last year, and will now pin my hopes on this year being possible. February is a LONG way off, in times as volatile as these. But hope and a plan are always a good thing, so ...
 
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